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Army successfully test-fires advanced Brahmos land-attack missile

LiveMint logoLiveMint 02-05-2017 PTI

New Delhi: The Indian Army on Tuesday successfully test-fired an advanced version of the Brahmos land-attack cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, re-validating the weapon’s strike capability.

The land-to-land configuration of the Brahmos missile was launched from a mobile autonomous launcher (MAL). The test-firing of the block–III version of the missile demonstrated the weapon’s unmatched lethality of hitting the centre of a designated target with “bull’s eye” precision, a senior army officer said.

He said the supersonic cruise missile successfully hit the land-based target with desired precision in a “top attack configuration”, meeting all flight parameters in a copybook manner. The test-firing involved high-level and complex manoeuvring by the missile, said the official.

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